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Grateful Dead Live at Giants Stadium on 1991-06-17

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Grateful Dead Live at Giants Stadium on 1991-06-17

Set 1

Eyes Of The World ->
Walkin' Blues
Brown Eyed Women
Dark Star ->
When I Paint My Masterpiece
Loose Lucy
Might As Well

Set 2

Dark Star ->
Saint Of Circumstance ->
Ship Of Fools ->
Dark Star ->
Truckin' ->
New Speedway Boogie ->
Dark Star ->
Uncle John's Band ->
Dark Star ->
Drums ->
Space ->
China Doll ->
Playing In The Band ->
Dark Star ->
Sugar Magnolia

The Weight

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Giants Stadium
Location East Rutherford, NJ

Source SBD + AUD Matrix Mix (60%-SBD/40%-AUD)
Transferred by Dan Haugh



Source Info

SBD: Master Dat (44.1k) > Dat Clone
Transfer Info: Dat (Sony R500) > SEK'D Prodif Plus > Samplitude
v7.02 Professional -> SHN
Via: The immortal, unstoppable Charlie Miller

FOB: B&K 4011's > Neumann BS48i power supplies > Aiwa/HHB1Pro DAT
Taper: Curtis Claymont
Location: "Sweet Spot" FOB, DFC


Tech Notes

SHNs were decoded to wave and SF 6.0 was used to reassemble
the tracks back to 1 long wave. CEP2.0 was used to align &
synch both of the sources. CEP2.0 used to adjust the volume
for the SBD & AUD. This is a 60% SBD, 40% AUD mix.
- Mixed by
- FLAC conversion done 17-JUN-2005
- Artwork by 300dpi - For best results print
at the highest resolution onto glossy photo paper. Design
for use with a clear slim double jewel case.



d1t09 approx 0.621 seconds of crowd cheer missing after the
last song and before Bob Weir's comments "We'll be back in a
little bit". Strange. The AUD was trimmed to match and the
result is smooth and undetectable.

d1t08 at 51:57.173 the levels increase by approx +6db on the
FOB. I reduced the levels to match the rest of the recording
by doing a gradual decrease in gain. This smooth and is most
likely undetectable.

d2t09 Level drop significantly on the FOB from 57:36.956 to
57:47.500 for a total of 10.544. Doing a gradual increase
in gain I raised this low level portion +10db. This smooth
and is most likely undetectable.

d2t09 13.220 seconds missing of drums, just before space is
about to start on the SBD source. This is not only very
difficult to explain why but was really hard to find exactly
where to make a patch. I was finally able to get a good
idea where this was and patch it with the FOB. This smooth
and most likely undetectable.


Editorial Comments

I felt it worthy to include a few observations/opinions.

This is another strange 1991 SBD. Let me explain. Quite
a few digital SBD's for the 1991 year are in circulation.
I am sure some of you have noticed a sorta strange sound
quality to them. What makes them sound they way they do
is unknown to me. I'd call them too digital. They tip-
toe along the edge of blurry. If I had to guess I would
think a portable DAT deck was being fed an analog signal
into the line in. And although the levels were set
appropriately the deck was overloaded by 'too hot' a feed
from the SBD.

This 1991 SBD source is very similar to many other 1991
shows. 4/27/91, 6/22/91, 8/16/91, 9/8/91 thru 9/18/91 to
name a few. These sources have a good mix and are clear as
a bell, yes, but also sound too digital. Too much of a
hard edge to them. Perhaps the decks were overloaded,
maybe it was a poor A to D chip.

The FOB used for this mix is excellent. An 'in-your-face'
recording with a nice rowdy feel to it. A great compliment
to the SBD. While it doesn't completely 'fix' the overly
digital sound of the SBD it does help.

A good listening spot. Check out where it sounds as if the
Dead are about to head into Dark Star in the middle of
the first set. Listen to the crowd reaction to Dark Star
and then when they break to Masterpiece. This is really fun
in 5.1 and on the matrix. A great moment in GD history.

I remember wondering to myself if this was going to be a
long 1 set show like Foxboro 1987. After opening the show
with Eyes Of The World and then this Dark Star exploration,
there was really a feeling of anything could happen.

Good show, over rated show, Vince or not, what can and should
be said is this show it is truly an extraordinarily unique
Grateful Dead performance.


Additional Formats

This show is available in the following formats:

1. The straight DSBD and FOB: B&K 4011's
2. SBD + AUD Matrix Mix at 16/44 CD


Reviewer: ms42466 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 7, 2013
Subject: eyes 2 the weight !!!!!!!
wow! esp 4 91 !!!!!
Reviewer: TDubz - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 20, 2012
Subject: First Show-Late Bloomer-20+yrs later
Stellar recording! Epic blend of SBD/AUD/MAtrix. THIS WAS MY FIRST SHOW,and WOW! EYES OPENER! Jerry is on fire,scratchy voice and all..Hornsby is such a perfect fit for this set..strong and bluesy,and he's teasing Dark Star every moment he can! Fantastic Ship of Fools out of Circumstance. Bobby is jivin and filling in all over the place! I hear a great connection with Bob and Hornsby..pretty kickin Masterpiece. I think it's Vince that's adding tons of texture here.. PHIL IS ROCK SOLID,strictly layin down the law! I'm not hip enuff to pick out his vox ,so I cant give u any word on that.
so many highlights for this rookie.. Eyes..Lucy..Cassidy..Speedway. and too many teases to list!
TOO out of UJB & a DS Jam!? in and out of DS 3 or 4 times..
Billy and Micky are slaying it all night,but let it all hang out in the Drumz,the recording is barely keeping up with their heavy bass ,but it holds. deeeeeep Industrial Drums & Space with creepy bulldozers on the screen,and China Doll comes as a slow sunrise out of the Space..pretty magical.
Very nice Playin Reprise to change the tempo..SugarMag struggles..the boyz are tired..quick change to Sunshine, and Vince, Phil, Billy, Micky, Bobby,and Bruce kick it into gear.
The Weight drives her home.

*This show brought me to Archive and I want to thank Dan for this outstanding recording and bringing me right back to the Meadowlands,and all the peeps that make Archive the bees knees!!
Blessed Be!

**FYI: i'm hooked on '68 stuff right now. Crystal Palace! wowzers
Psychedelic r'n'b with some shitkickin country!

Thank You So Much To ALL who contribute to Archive, and please everyone respect this site.
Reviewer: nigeldavahah - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 19, 2011
Subject: Sickleberry
This show would be a great video / dvd release !
Reviewer: darkstarred - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 19, 2011
Subject: One of the Best
This is easily one of the best shows of the later years. The Eyes opener signaled a special show, and it is just tight and loose all at the same time and in all the right places. Bruce was itching to play Dark Star, and the energy came through even if the tune didn't. New Speedway Boogie is pretty much the textbook version, and the jam that follows UJB -- whether a Dark Star jam or whatever you want to call it -- is just fantastic. Certainly one of the most fun shows I ever attended.

I remember that the video of Eyes and St of Circumstances (and Miracle from the previous night) were aired on an ABC tv show (Friday Night Concert or something like that). Have always hoped they'd release the entire show on video.
Reviewer: schmax31 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 17, 2010
Subject: Great Ambiance
I have been exploring as many takes as I can find on this one. It is tremendously tight. There is a good YouTube video of the actual performance and everyone is clearly having fun. This 60/40 version really captures in nicely. Home Run
Reviewer: utopian - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 7, 2010
Subject: Last good dead show I saw
This show has 6 star sound, lovely.

Very unique show in many ways. There were in fact several dark star teases or themes at several points of the show. They moved with purposeful ease almost f-ing with the crowd and building the magic. Eyes was a rarity to open a show, and this version gets off the ground. The truckin had some deep phil bombs that I have never heard translated to any recording of this show, I will check this one.
Reviewer: BeastieSS4 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 7, 2010
Subject: what a show!
i haven't listened to this recording yet but i am really looking forward to it. it was the day after i graduated from high school and i remember it had started to pour down rain before the Dead came on, and just as they started with Eyes the clouds seemed to part and the rain stopped! it blew my mind!
Reviewer: Sviatapolk - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 5, 2009
Subject: The Drak Star tease
To the previous reviewer: the Dark Star tease right before drums probably is more Other Oneish than Drak Star, but you hear Bruce playing the Dark Star melody several times. He clearly wants to play it, but fails to convince Jerry et al. to get on board.
Reviewer: snow_and_rain - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 15, 2008
Subject: major dark star tease
as someone who saw more than one "dark star instrumental" -- including at soldier field just the following week -- i find all the teases in this show kind of maddening. play the goddamn song already!!

and let's just clear up a few myths about this show, perpetuated by the set list as displayed here...

- there is a major dark star tease before masterpiece. they start into what sounds like it's going to be a really old-school version, before diverting to masterpiece. nothing against masterpiece, but...

- the second set DOES NOT begin with anything resembling dark star, nor do they even tease it while tuning up for St. of Circ. i have no idea why they'd list it like that in the notes.

- there is another major tease before truckin, where jerry even plays through a verse, but it doesn't last long.

- the pre-drums "dark star jam" to me sounds a lot more like an extended playin -> UJB jam. it's a little dark star-ish, i guess, but you have to listen pretty closely. the tease here is the other one -- a very clear tease before the guitars leave the stage.

- there is no dark star of any kind, tease or otherwise, between the playin' reprise and sugar mag. i don't know why it's listed that way.
Reviewer: citizenflyer - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 17, 2008
Subject: Little Fuzy....
I attended this show.... Although I was only drinking Heinekens' on this date, there is so much I don't recall as I listen to this. The Dark Star teases totally flew over my head... Oh well, One thing I can say is "Thank You, For A Real Good Time"! As For the recording.....
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